To coincide with the 2012 Columbia University MFA thesis show at the Fisher Landau Center for Art in Queens, the Metro Deli in Brooklyn proudly presents, Essential Items: the artists' work as a series of four inch cubes.

On the eve of their thesis exhibition, each of the 27 graduating artists of the Columbia University MFA program were asked to compress their practice one step further. The result, "Essential Items: the artists' work as a series of four inch cubes." has been manifested in the Metro Deli in Williamsburg, 381 Metropolitan avenue at Havemeyer street.

The works in the show range from Kristina Lee's indexical paint drippings on concrete and Sebastian Black's dandyish studio name tag to Sandy Smith's iconic painted lightbulb and Mira Hunter's urn of ashes. The show is represented through a single postcard dispensing icon at the Fisher Landau Center, and through the items themselves in the Metro Deli. The exhibition hovers between jpeg and object, compressed to travel the very networks this press release implies, and complete with all the generative artifacts it entails.

Essential Items runs concurrently with the MFA thesis show at the Fisher Landau Center and is viewable all weekend hours in May 2012.A preview reception will occur Saturday April 28th, 6-8pm, 84 Havemeyer, Apt 2, 11211.

The full color catalog, including the essay "The Lost City of Z" by A.E. Benenson is available in paperback or as a free downloadable PDF.

For other inquires please contact R.Lyon, organizer of this transmission.

NEW:Essential Items featured in the Interventions Journal.